22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:22–26).
God promised Abraham an enormous blessing. That blessing is ours by faith.
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed (Genesis 12:2, 3).
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." (Genesis 15:1).
We call the law dead because there was no faith in it. The law is still the Word that proceeded from the Father’s mouth, and its objective was to bring us to Christ. There we receive our gift of faith, the seed of faith that grows and accomplishes the will of God on earth through us.
What greater position in life is there than to be an actual child of God? All believers are sons of God! We eagerly wait to receive what we are hoping for. Even if we are hoping for a bicycle, we wait with bated breath for the Holy Spirit to supply. While we are eagerly awaiting the supply of the Spirit, doing ritual acts does nothing to help us. Lighting candles, counting beads, cutting off your foreskin, tattooing a cross on your arm—nothing touches the supply of the Spirit except faith. Faith works through love.